Jun 15

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is the host for the Gettysburg at Arlington series. He is standing by the grave of artilleryman Captain James E. Smith. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Arlington National Cemetery, overlooking Washington, D.C., has many connections to Gettysburg and to the Gettysburg Campaign. There are many more connections than to only Robert E. Lee’s residence, and John F. Kennedy’s grave. Almost every row in the older sections have someone buried there who had a link to Gettysburg.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the individuals connected to Gettysburg who are buried at Arlington.

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In our first Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr explains Robert E. Lee’s connection with Arlington, how the Union Army first occupied the site, and why Union Brigadier General General Montgomery C. Meigs established a National Cemetery at Arlington.

In our second post, Rich Kohr showed us the burial places of some of the first Union soldiers killed during the Gettysburg Campaign, and individuals such as John Gibbon and Hiram Berdan.

In our third Arlington post, some of the Gettysburg Campaign graves we saw included those of Ezra Carman, Roy Stone, and Abner Doubleday.

In our fourth Arlington post, we showed the graves of Gabriel Paul, Romeyn B. Ayres, J. Irvin Gregg, and Samuel Perry Lee, and James Jackson Purman.

In our fifth Arlington post we showed the graves of Lieutenant James Stewart of Battery B, 4th U.S., Colonel William Dudley of the 19th Indiana Infantry, Sergeant Frederick Fuger of Cushing’s Battery, and Colonel John Ramsey of the 8th New Jersey Infantry.

In our sixth Arlington post Rich Kohr presented the graves of Horatio Wright a division commander of the Sixth Corps, and Ellis Spear, Captain of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment during the Gettysburg Campaign.

In our seventh Arlington National Cemetery post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of Edward Whitaker, who carried the flag of truce to Confederate lines at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

In our eighth Arlington National Cemetery post, Rich Kohr shows us the grave of military engineer Ira Spaulding, and two Chief of Staffs of the U.S. Army, Ira Chaffee and Samuel Young.

In our ninth Arlington National Cemetery presentation, Rich Kohr shows us the graves of Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Nelson Miles, Major Edmund Rice of the 19th Massachusetts, and Major General Daniel Sickles.

In our tenth Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of the son of George Pickett, a Gettysburg Medal of Honor recipient, and the grandson of E.P. Alexander.

In the eleventh Arlington post, Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr showed us the graves of a tank trainer at Camp Colt, and a witness to both Pickett’s Charge and the charge up San Juan Hill.

In the twelfth Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr presented the gravesite of a Gettysburg Marine killed in Vietnam, an image of 1st Minnesota Veteran Albert Sieber, and the grave of a member of the 1st Michigan Infantry.

In the thirteenth Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr showed us the grave of Brigadier General Theordore Jonathan Wint, the Confederate Memorial and Confederate graves of those who had Gettysburg connections.

In the fourteenth Arlington post, Rich Kohr showed us the grave of an individual awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, James Longstreet’s sons, and “Gentle Annie,” Annie Etheridge Hooks.

In the fifteenth Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr presented the graves of photographer and artist William Henry Jackson, Dr. William Henry Forwood, and Brigadier General Benjamin Franklin Kelley.

In the sixteenth Arlington post, Rich Kohr presented the unique gravesite of artilleryman Wallace Fitz Randolph, and the burial site of Alexander Wetherill, who was killed at San Juan Hill on July 1, 1898.

In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of Captain James Smith, who had some artillery pieces captured at Devil’s Den on July 2, 1863, and Gettysburg nurse Sarah Sampson.

This map shows us the locations taken of videos for our Gettysburg at Arlington series. Videos #1-#47 were shown in our previous Arlington posts. Video #47 was taken at the grave of Artilleryman Captain James E. Smith. Video #48 was taken at the grave of Gettysburg nurse Sarah Sampson. This map was created facing north at approximately 12:00 PM on Saturday, June 12, 2010.

A closer view of Captain Smith’s grave. In a history of his battery written by Smith, A Famous Battery and Its Campaigns…, he claimed that he “was the very last commissioned officer, and I believe the last person to withdraw from the Federal left, occupied by and attached to Ward’s Brigade.” This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

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In Video #47 (Videos #1 - #46 were shown in our previous Arlington posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of artillerist Captain James E. Smith. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing by the grave of Gettysburg nurse Sarah S. Sampson. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

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In Video #48 Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of nurse Sarah S. Sampson. This view was taken facing southwest to north to northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

A closer view of Sarah Sampson’s grave. Here is the segment of the letter that she wrote to Maine Governor Abner Coburn on September 15, 1863: “I spent four weeks with our wounded at Gettysburg and returned to Washington only reluctantly though there were others here who had a claim on my attention. From frequent letters in reference to some of our soldiers who are still unable to be moved from Gettysburg, I am thinking to go on again for a short time, in a few days. The agent from New Hampshire has returned and reports that the boards that mark the graves of our soldiers, are many of them displaced by the heavy rains , etc. and need attention. He had carefully replaced all those from his State. I shall be glad when all the members of our association return so that a meeting may be called to make these & other arrangements. I shall visit all the burial grounds & report while I am there.” This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

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